Janet Street-Porter

A former editor of The Independent on Sunday, Janet Street-Porter is now the paper’s editor-at-large. As a journalist and broadcaster she has had an innovative and groundbreaking career in television, creating programmes for the BBC, Channel 4 and LWT, for which she has won a Bafta and the Prix Italia. She is also vice president of the Rambler’s Association.

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Bishop Northampton has said people should not feel guilty

Human blindness, bad education and outdated gongs

I celebrated my birthday last week, cooking a feast and eating it with friends. The same day, 27 December, Father Joseph Williams parked his car outside Morrisons supermarket in Houghton Regis, Bedfordshire. He was probably planning to join shoppers in the store, but something happened. In spite of people constantly coming and going, nobody noticed for three days that the priest was slumped over his steering wheel, dead. The Bishop of Northampton said: "It makes people feel guilty that we didn't look or that we didn't find him, but it was unavoidable and it's just one of those things. It would seem that he died of natural causes." Well, I want people to feel guilty, because I certainly do, and I don't even live within 50 miles of that particular Morrisons.

The big four, Tesco, Asda, Morrison and Sainsbury’s, have seen their market share decline

Supermarket sweep, BBC 'news', choral craze, music scandal

On a £212 shop last week I got exactly £2.50 off with a my Waitrose loyalty card – pathetic

Mike Tyson has led an appalling and sad life, but are we not a country that gives second chances?

Mike Tyson is an appalling role model but I thought we were a country that gave people a second chance

He has served his sentence and has spent a lot of time trying to change his way

Llast week George Osborne announced people will have to wait until they are 70 before claiming a state pension

Family additions, fond farewells and the pleasures of tweeting

I am optimistic for Alice and Owen; their old age will be a damn sight better than that of most pensioners today

Ed Balls has 'categorically' declared he has never taken cocaine

Older – not necessarily wiser as pensioners who still work take drugs at the weekends

Will older people start behaving like teenagers?

I couldn't bear to work with Mr M ever again

Ageism is a problem but John McCririck's just spoilt

I have no sympathy with telly presenters pleading victimisation. It sucks

Mark Byford sees nothing wrong in accepting a pay-off he did not decide

Private gains from public sector

Mark Byford clearly feels wounded by media and parliamentary criticism after the scale of his BBC payoff emerged this summer

British Bake Off judge with his wife. She has now filed for divorce

Affairs at work? Not worth it!

After Paul Hollywood confessed to an affair, his wife, while maintaining a dignified silence, filed for divorce

Every public health body should donate a large percentage of their budget towards installing free insulation in the homes of the eldest and the poorest

Turn up the heat on this silly energy advice

Every public health body should donate a large percentage of their budget towards installing free insulation in the homes of the eldest and the poorest

Social mobility tsar Alan Milburn is concerned the gap between rich and poor is increasing

Choice is simply code for class

Why has the NHS become like an airline or a train operator, when it should be providing a uniform top service for a classless Britain?

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